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Commissioning a Vendor Survey

Commissioning a Vendor Survey

It’s common knowledge among property buyers, that prior to any purchase it’s sensible to commission your own independent home survey, which will provide you with a clear understanding of the property’s condition. By having a home survey completed, you’re essentially avoiding any additional costs, stress and hassle further down the line, as the survey can […]

Need a Leasehold Extension Valuation?

Need a Leasehold Extension Valuation?

As your lease runs down it dramatically decreases the value of your flat or apartment. The longer this goes on, the more expensive it will become to renew. On top of this, each lender has different criteria with regards to lease length and this will restrict the number of lenders in the market potentially cutting […]

The Future of Surveying

The Future of Surveying

The Future of Surveying We know the challenges facing the built environment and the surveying profession – now it’s time to act. For over 150 years, the RICS has led the profession through change, enabling members to take advantage of opportunities and manage the risks presented to them. This change is now happening faster than […]

Thermal Imaging Technology

Thermal Imaging Technology

We can use thermal imaging cameras to diagnose a variety of problems by scanning the floors, walls and ceilings when walking from room to room during an inspection. The camera we use (FLIR One Pro) attaches to any device  (tablet or mobile phone) to create a very powerful, thermal imaging camera. It produces an image […]

Do I need a Home Survey?

Do I need a Home Survey?

Do surveyors work on behalf of both a buyer and a lender? This is a frequent misunderstanding of potential buyers, and the answer is a clear no – and here is why… The sole aim of a Mortgage Valuation is to satisfy  the lender that the desired property is worth the price you’re paying – or […]

Is your property registered with HM Land Registry?

Is your property registered with HM Land Registry?

What is HM Land Registry? Within England and Wales, HM Land Registry’s responsibilities are to provide: a reliable record of information about ownership of and interests affecting both land and property. owners with a land title, guaranteed by the government. a title plan that indicates general boundaries. You MUST register all land or property with […]

Home Surveys: Control Measures

Home Surveys: Control Measures

Watsons are still in operation! We can still carry out surveys on empty properties or those where the occupants are out of the property during the time of the inspection. We follow the latest Government guidance (26 March 2020) which states that work carried out in people’s homes can continue, provided the tradesperson is well […]